PMI Bangalore Chapter

Newsletter – March 2021

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Newsletter - March 2021
Be part of the PM Essence Editorial Board The PM Essence team is looking for volunteers to be part of the editorial board. You need to be passionate about project management, communications, and stories. You need to be a PMI Bangalore Chapter member to be a volunteer. If you would like to contribute and be heard, write to marcom@pmibangalore.org

PM Guest Article March 2021

Newsletter - March 2021
Is Executive Presence – on your critical path? Cherian Kuruvilla (CK) Cherian is an ex CEO - Bharati Airtel and has over 40 years of overall leadership experience. He is currently a Business Mentor - Leadership, Executive & Holistic Personal Coach/ OD & Strategic Leadership facilitator /Panel Member/ Speaker/ Writer Linkedin at http://www.linkedin.com/in/cheriankuruvila    We have all come across executives who over the course of their careers have reached their respective positions in their organizations. Yet, only some of them seem to carry themselves like Executives ought to. Have you wondered what makes us revere some of them, while others seem to get under our skin from the word go, and still others are respected only because of their position? It could have been anyone els

PM Guest Article March 2021

Newsletter - March 2021
What makes an Executive Stand out Gurpreet Khandpur Gurpreet is a Program Director at Mindtree. She has extensive experience in delivering several key projects in the Digital technologies space. She has worked for companies like Kyocera Wireless, Delphi Automotive, and Wipro. What comes to your mind when I mention the word “Executive” – a person with a crisp business suit, scholarly stance, a laptop or a dairy in hand perhaps, and a cool, very clear style of communication as well? All checked, and more. We have tons of material on how a leader should be and behave. Very little is said on how to conduct yourself as a pedigree executive leader though. It is assumed that one just evolves into the “Executive Presence”. While that's partly true, most part of being an Executive is meticulous i

PM Guest Article March 2021

Newsletter - March 2021
An Emotional Project Manager – Part II Manisha Bhattacharya, PMP, CSM, ISTQB, Certified Life Coach Manisha is on a mission to inspire 1 Million Individuals to prioritize themselves. She is a certified PMP with 15 plus years in Corporate, a Certified Life Coach, Trained Image Consultant & practicing Spiritual Coach. She empowers you to look good, feel good, and be good.  In part 1 of “An Emotional Project Manager” we saw how Harish realized (the hard way) about the  importance of being emotionally Intelligent as a Project Manager and also an individual.  He was able to bring in some small but effective changes that helped him increase his Self-Awareness, which is the core of emotional Intelligence. On being asked by his manager, Harish proposed to drive a project along

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Newsletter - March 2021
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PM Quiz

Newsletter - March 2021
Compiled by Somashekar N T Questions: What is AC? What is CPIF? What is FPEPA? What is RAM? __________ are used to solicit information, quotations, or proposals from prospective sellers.   Answers: Actual Cost Cost Plus Incentive Fee Fixed Price with Economic Price Adjustment Responsibility Assignment Matrix Bid Documents  

Editor’s Note March 2021

Newsletter - March 2021
Personal Branding and Executive Presence We see it all the time. It's not just from people who get to the top. It's a question that's haunted the most successful people. How do I manage the way people perceive me? Is it the way I want to be perceived? Can I do anything about it? Some people are natural leaders. It almost seems like some sort of template was used in their design. And they inspire their folks with hardly any effort. On the other hand, we have people who are desperately trying to fake it. Till they break it. The harder they try, the more palms and faces we will need. And as people move up the value chain, this aspect sometimes makes or breaks their chances of being a nose ahead of the competition. CK in his article talks about executive presence. And how to be perceived as ...

Outreach Program

Newsletter - March 2021
Vignesh Sundaram, PMP The chapter's outreach team distributed food packets to 50+ needy citizens across Bangalore in February'21. PMI at a global level is supporting the UN to achieve its Sustainable Development Goals through the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). The Chapter partnered with the Robinhood Army, an NGO that was covered in an earlier edition of PM Essence. The event had active participation from past Chapter Presidents, Chapter founding members, and current office bearers of the Chapter. Mr. Basu Dutta was generous enough to bring home cooked food also. The food pick up and distribution was handled efficiently thanks to the volunteers from Robinhood Army and the whole activity was completed in 2.5 hours.